After a traditional Korean wedding ceremony in LA, Anna and Anthony came to France to celebrate their wedding with 45 friends and family members. They privatized a stunning Chateau in the Dordogne Valley, a beautiful and rustic region of France known for its excellent food and especially for its foie gras. Guests traveled from far and wide to arrive at the Chateau but were treated to a weekend full of events.
The night before the wedding they hosted a candlelight rehearsal dinner at the traditional stone farmhouse on the property. The day-of festivities were held at the Chateau itself which has sweeping views of the surrounding Dordogne river valley.
The intimate private chapel from the 1800s hosted the ceremony that featured a harp, string and clarinet trio with a close friend of the couple serving as celebrant and one of the bridesmaids with an amazing voice singing Ave Maria. (And, might I add, looking fabulous despite the airline having lost all of her luggage, bridesmaids dress included!)
The bride had two different dresses – one for the ceremony and then she changed into a shorter dress with blue heels for the reception and dancing. The mother of the bride, a florist, created all the bouquets and centerpieces herself using a palette of white, blue and touches of green.For the food, the bride and groom had specific ideas. They love attending chef Amy Jurist, of Amy’s Culinary Adventures, underground dinners so they decided to recreate the same ambiance at their wedding and had her come all the way from LA to cook up a storm in the Chateau kitchens!
The bride Anna is simply stunning in the photos, which would not be out of place in many of the vintage glam couture bridal ranges. Thanks to Fête in France and Kevin & Katie Hulett for sharing the beautiful wedding with us and many happy years to Anna and Anthony.
Photographer – Kevin & Katie Hulett
Catering (Wedding Day) – Amy Jurist
Rentals – Souchon Libourne
Eric Delibie – Art et Fleurs
24 Ave Thiers
Music for ceremony & cocktail – Trio Glinka
Music for cocktail & dance – George Smith
Wedding Cake : Les Gourmandise de Lucco
Hair & makeup – Carey Hawkins
Organization – Fête in France